John Kani

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John Kani was born on November 30, 1942 in New Brighton, South Africa. He is a writer and actor, known for Black Panther (2018), Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Coriolanus (2011). See full bio »

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4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


Known For

Black Panther T'Chaka
Coriolanus General Cominius


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  iNkaba (TV Series) (story developed by - 208 episodes, 2012) (created by - 55 episodes, 2012) (original concept by - 55 episodes, 2012) (writer - 52 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... (creator) / (story developed by)
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... (original concept by) / (story developed by)
- Episode #1.208 ... (creator) / (story developed by)
- Episode #1.207 ... (creator) / (story developed by)
- Episode #1.206 ... (creator) / (story developed by)
 2008/II Nothing But the Truth (original play) / (writer)
 1974 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) (deviser - 1 episode)
- Sizwe Bansi Is Dead (1974) ... (deviser)
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Other Works:

He acted in Athol Fugard's play, "Playland," at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Sean Taylor and Bill Flynn in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dr. John Kani


Kani, Atandwa

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Winston Ntshona, Athol Fugard and his play, "Size Banzi Is Dead & The Island," on Broadway in New York City was nominated for a 1975 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Play. See more »

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